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Debunk'd: Tornado throws truck, Vine shovel girl dies, 'Fargo' true story

Debunk'd: Tornado Throws Truck 27 Miles, Vine Shovel Girl Dies, Fargo True Story

By Patrick Jones

Just because you see it on the Internet doesn't mean it's true. Here are the top stories that Debunk'd reveals are a fraud this week.

Many rumors surrounded the violent tornadoes that ripped through the Midwest recently. One of the most widespread was around a truck that was believed to have been carried 27 miles by the tornado. Scientists stated that it was implausible, and the truck owner confirmed their claim. He said he simply forgot where he parked.

Another false assertion? That both the movie "Fargo" and the FX show "Fargo" are based on a true story. The opening of the movie features an explanation that it's based on events that took place in Minnesota in 1987. The television series also opens with an explanation that the series is based on something that happened in Minnesota in 2006.

However, according to various articles (and a New York Times interview with creators the Coen brothers), the plots are entirely made up.

At best, the events of the movie and TV show can be loosely traced to a few incidents in Connecticut and Japan.

That Marge Gunderson is full of it, dontcha know.

The third false story comes after the infamous Vine that shows a girl getting hit by a shovel. A website claimed the girl, Miranda Lockwood, died from the blow.

That website Huzler is a satire site, which is also running a story about George Zimmerman getting a lifetime achievement award from the NAACP and another about 59 people dying from marijuana overdoses since it was made legal in Colorado.

Additionally, the original poster of the Vine video, Josh Officer, put out another video clearing up the death rumors.

"Before the rumors get out of control, Miranda is not dead," Officer says.

Check back with us every week as we give you the full story of what's real and what's not on the web.

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alfredschrader May 10 2014 at 6:46 AM

Unlikely a tornado carried a truck that far, but I have seen actual footage of a full size pick-up truck being whipped 500 feet into the air by a tornado and literally "spit-out" at 500 feet
to fall from 50 stories high. Not a Hollywood special effect, it was a real video.

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joe May 10 2014 at 2:33 PM

I don't take anything on the Internet at face value. I always wait untill the stories are repeated on the major networks with video proof and interviews.

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Hi Den joe May 10 2014 at 3:02 PM


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meemeepit May 10 2014 at 2:12 PM

my question is where oh where does one go today to get the TRUTH....the whole truth

and nothing but the TRUTH???

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Ron May 10 2014 at 2:08 PM

Debunking global warming ...

"Accurate temperature measurements made from weather balloons and satellites since the late 1950s show no atmospheric warming since 1958. In contrast, averaged ground-based thermometers record a warming of about 0.40 C over the same time period. Many scientists believe that the thermometer record is biased by the Urban Heat Island effect and other artefacts. Despite the expenditure of more than US$50 billion dollars looking for it since 1990, no unambiguous anthropogenic (human) signal has been identified in the global temperature pattern."

From: http://www.globalresearch.ca/copenhagen-and-global-warming-ten-facts-and-ten-myths-on-climate-change/16467

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jhnnymck4 Ron May 10 2014 at 3:28 PM

Temperature recordings used by in rural area s well as urban, now they are recorded at airports and other urban stations........effect a slight rise in temps........also if northern state temps are not factored in that also would contribute to a slight average increase....10-4?

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fjasion Ron May 10 2014 at 5:09 PM


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crazy ray May 10 2014 at 1:56 PM

I'm so skeptical that I didn't even believe this article.

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dwtomczyk May 10 2014 at 1:32 PM

please tell who fell for these because i have a bridge for sale in brooklyn

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kcarthey May 10 2014 at 12:24 PM

Weren't these all non-political stories on Fox News? They are certainly no more outlandish than the political lies they run with.

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Hi Den kcarthey May 10 2014 at 3:07 PM

You forgot to include MSNBSC, CNN, NBC etc. Do you really believe those trash networks tell the truth. They are nothing more than the propaganda arm of the Obama administration.

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vcgh2000 Hi Den May 10 2014 at 4:45 PM

All the networks are nothing more than the mouthpieces of cooperate America.
Have you ever noticed that investigative journalism is dead in mainstream media?

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fjasion Hi Den May 10 2014 at 5:10 PM

You can't handle the truth

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edmigol May 10 2014 at 12:19 PM

RIGHT. Come back here and we'll tell you what to believe. LOL

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exitscreaming May 10 2014 at 11:43 AM

How about doing an article on all those fake note stories people fall for....a customer wrote something on a receipt ,etc

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Carol May 10 2014 at 11:08 AM

Apparently these "scientists" have never seen some of the crazy things a tornado can do. Idiots!

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